“When the media was howling because there were folks on the beach, Gov. DeSantis prohibited visitations to assisted living facilities and nursing homes,” a spokeswoman says.
A total of 84 people died in 24 hours, the lowest daily toll since March in the worst-hit US state.
'They were not simply names on a list. They were us,' says paper
Colorado lowered the state's COVID-19 death toll by nearly 300 on Friday. Then on Sunday, the governor of Colorado questioned the way the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies coronavirus deaths.
Laura B. Balzer, Brian W. Whitcomb
"Eighty-four is still a tragedy, no doubt," he said. "But the fact that it's down as low as it is is really, overall, good news."
The state saw seven new reported coronavirus deaths from the Tuesday report from the Florida Department of Health, including the 50th fatality in Polk County that pushes the eight-county region’s death toll to 200.
The New York Times filled its entire front page with the names and selected details of 1,000 victims on Sunday to try to capture the humanity of the lives lost.
New York state on Saturday saw its coronavirus death toll drop below 100 for the first time in months.
The state announced 44 new reported deaths Wednesday pushing the death toll to 2,096, according to the Florida Department of Health.
New York State admitted that they deliberately undercounted nursing home coronavirus deaths in their state, as Andrew Cuomo faced scrutiny for policy.
San Francisco and New York City both reported their first COVID-19 cases during the first week of March. On March 16, San Francisco announced it was ordering residents to stay home to avoid spreading the coronavirus, and New York did the same less than a week later. But by the end of May, while San [